In spring of 2024, the ELCA released a study guide to dive deeper into the Climate Care Social Statement called “Our Kairos Moment.” This is a four-session study guide for small groups and is available for Earth Day – or any day – to inspire learning and action. It uses videos, storytelling, bible studies, andRead More →

Are you ready to welcome people from your church +/or community to discuss our call to Care for Creation? You are not alone: reach out to people on our map that may be near you and see if they can offer help. However… the true experts are all around you already. Your community needs to beRead More →

Octavia E. Butler’s dystopian tale offers a wealth to the imagination for any Bible Study/Creation Care team to wrestle with.  Even though she wrote this in 1993, the prophetic warnings are more vivid during the COVID/Climate Chaos era. (Read Slate article here.)  From amazon’s post: “This first Earthseed novel by ground-breaking writer Octavia E. ButlerRead More →

We have been grateful for the shared knowledge and experience shared by climate scientist and fellow person of faith, Katharine Hayhoe.  Her voice has been a part of many Lutherans Restoring Creation trainings (Climate Weirding series is especially useful, like: If I just explain the facts, they’ll get it right?”) Now, we recommend her newestRead More →

Connections Call conversation from October 26, 2021 about all the people in our web of creation care. Listen in to find out more about the host of helpers among us:  Fellow Green Shepherds Creation Care Ambassadors Creation Care Coaches Community Organizers as trained via Organizing for Mission network Our past two Connections Calls have highlightedRead More →

What tools can churches and individual members bring to the table to achieve 50% Reduction in Greenhouse Gas Emissions by 2030? See Chat Log HERE Also see materials and ideas shared during the August 17th Connections Call (click here). Thanks to our speakers: Jim Martin-Schramm —  Jim’s Slide Deck  Jonathan Barker Lisa Brenskelle NEXT STEPS:Read More →

“Creation Care” is more than just “being green.”  Integrating a lens of eco-justice is not only critical in order to be church in the world, it brings joy to your community.  Please share this introduction video with those in your congregation who want to know how and why this ministry can be a life-giving asset,Read More →

Listen in to our discussion with Ruth Ivory-Moore, ELCA’s Program Director, Environment and Corporate Social Responsibility Focus: Just Transitions What does this term mean? How do we discuss these issues in love and faith and move forward together? Check out this resource out of the Advocacy Office: “Just Transition to a Sustainable Future” Read more aboutRead More →

There are so many examples from our brothers and sisters across the nation sharing exciting and authentic ways of conversing about climate and making ripples of action as church in the world: Creation Care Ambassadors are ready across the country to offer digital workshops to your church community about what climate has to do withRead More →